Title: The Parthenon

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Subject: History
Author: David W
Date: July 15, 2017
Grade: A
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Athena was the goddess of civilization, wisdom, weaving, crafts and war. She never had a consort or lover, and so she was often known as Athena Parthenos ("Athena the virgin") which is were the Parthenon's name, derives from. The Parthenon was an architectural masterpiece because of its great size and elaborate decoration...

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It was constructed between 447 and 438 BCE on the acropolis of Athens at the request of Pericles the leading politician of the time. The Parthenon was built to house the huge gold and ivory (chryselephantine) statue of the goddess Athena (wikipedia, 2006), Which was over 30 feet high, and portrayed the goddess in battle armor and holding in her outstretched hand a six-foot statue of Nike the figure of victory...

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